Alonso maintains that real Red Bull hero is Newey 17 November, 2012 Nov.17 (GMM) After Sebastian Vettel comprehensively dominated Friday’s free practice sessions in Austin, his title rival Fernando Alonso repeated his claim that Red Bull‘s real hero is their design guru Adrian Newey. “It’s not a surprise,” Ferrari‘s Spaniard said after the practice sessions at the brand new Circuit of the Americas. “You,” he told reporters, “were surprised when I said we are fighting against Adrian Newey. But now there is nothing new: two Red Bulls ahead in every session. It will be the same in qualifying. “But because we are the better team, we can get more points on Sunday, just as we did at the last race,” he is quoted by Italy’s Autosprint, before posting a photo on Facebook of himself and teammate Felipe Massa posing with a huge gun. “Ready for last two races!” the caption reads. Subbed by AJN. Tweet Related NewsVettel versus Alonso – may the best man win is the consensusRed Bull play hardball block Vettel’s Ferrari testRicciardo: I’m really happy with third placeVettel to qualify in Austin out of respect for fansConfirmed Vettel will start from pitlane in AustinRaikkonen: We don’t expect to suddenly jump to the frontVettel: Long life engine rule is stupidFerrari View: Formula 1 lands in AmericaRed Bull marginalise Vettel ahead of his departureRaikkonen to get new chassis for Austin jl Yea yea,… and Alnso know better team can provide better car. Talk is cheap. Lol So what’s next? Is he gonna pit in Vettels’ box during the race too? Venezia What an envious brat. Ian Fernando knows his F1 history: Newey’s brilliant designs made first Williams, then McLaren, champions in the not-too-distant past. Both teams were fools to let him go. quattro @Lol Next? Continue what he started – outscoring the Newey driver, with a donkey… Nowhereman Vettel is a great driver. A grest driver in a great car will win… lots Alonso is a great driver. Ferrari does not have a great car. That is what we are seeing. Alonso’s comment is a point of frustration. We will never see Alonso in an RB 8 unfortunately. Lol @Quattro It seems that the donkey is on the wrong end when you consider that his “slower” team mate is further up the grid… vx-2 And Ferrari’s hero is Alonso’s ‘whinning’… (& the F.I.A)? Barlow I believe Alonso is right. Seb is a great driver, to be sure. But Adrian Newey is a genius with race car design. The last two years Red Bull won almost every race because of the off throttle blown diffusers. Seb would qualify first, start the race, hit the gas, and be gone, the only time he would lose is when something on his car would break or it would be a wet race. Like Ian said, first Williams, then Mclaren, now Red Bull. A good driver is essential for race wins, but a better car can make a merely good driver, a great driver. Hawk @Barlow, are you talking about 2009 WDC?